Japanese auto1 manufacturer Nissan Motor has unveiled its new self-driving technology 'ProPilot,' which assists the driver in maintaining speed during heavy traffic, changing lanes, and other driving maneuvers2 on a highway.
Nissan's 2016 model Serena will be the first to have the 'ProPilot' technology, which is made possible by relatively3 simple technologies including a front-facing camera, an electronic parking break, and a 7-inch display monitor inside the car.
Kiwamu Aoyanagi is the manager of Nissan's advanced driver assistance systems engineering department.
"-As part of the first step in pursuing our self-driving technology called ProPilot, we are implementing4 the system into the Serena model. This is part of the company's roadmap, which in 2016 will begin implementing ProPilot that works within a single lane on highways."
By 2018, Nissan aims to have ProPilot be able to operate in multiple lane changes, and by 2020, to be able to turn left and right at intersections5.